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2017 Mass Transit Modelers Meet -- SERIOUS new news !!
7 Oct 2017
12:17 am
Joseph Frank
S.E. Pennsylvania
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Hello All ---

Thru the hard work of Steve Olsen, Nate Gerstein and Bill Wall, for over 20 years,  the NYC Model Transit Assn.  has held annual Mass Transit Modelers Meets -- but these meets may now come to a temporary end -- hopefully not a permanent end.

Here is the MEET notice posted on other Traction-Transit related message boards and forums, as well as HERE at the previous meet notice thread just below at OGH subways, and you can read its message ....

As one of the handful of Co-Founders of the NYC Model Transit Assn., back in 1981, this to me is unfortunate news for this tiny fraction of the model railway hobby.  We have already long ago lost our decades surviving three main Trolley-Traction Magazines, as well as O-Scale News Magazine.  The forums replaced these. 

However, as another forum member here at OGR Subways forum ,  Steve P (aka SIRT),   posted in another thread a week ago,  Steve related that for many years ago we had a very active new resurgence of transit and traction modeling and participants,  thanks to MTH entering the O-Gauge MODEL SUBWAYS field back in 1999-2000.  But this resurgence and subway-transit modeling related activity -- perhaps even interest, has slowed quite considerably over the past few years, at this and other subway-Traction related forums. And meet participation has over the past many years, been slowly dwindling. I have seen it first hand.

I would hope that some of you will make an attempt to attend and support this November 4th Meet - it may be the last one.

regards - Joe F

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